The career of the composer, pianist and conductor Tuomas Turriago has been very versatile, the main motivator being a passion for music, regardless of instrument, style or genre. As a pianist, he has focused on chamber music, and has worked as a lecturer in collaborating piano at Tampere Music Academy since 2004. He has been soloist of various Finnish orchestras and has performed at numerous music festivals in Finland and all over Europe, the US, Colombia, Near East and Far East.
He has composed 32 works to date, and has been published by Fennica Gehrman and Uusinta Publishing Company. His style is marked by a tasteful combination of different 20th century idioms, but his aim is to compose timeless and player-friendly music that is not too closely associated to any isms. His piano work Jitters (2016) won second prize in a composition competition organized by the Tampere Piano Association, and was a compulsory work in the national Tampere Piano Competition 2017. More